Lean Results for Lean Programs: By the Numbers

June 9, 2008
Few execs rate lean programs as 'excellent.'

Although many large U.S.-based manufacturers utilize lean techniques, there's a lot of room for improvement, according to the results of a recent survey:

73 percent of U.S. manufacturers that actively deploy lean or Six Sigma

49 percent of senior manufacturing executives who are satisfied with their lean programs

44 percent of senior execs who believe their lean programs are effective

5 percent of senior execs who rate their lean programs as extremely effective

22 percent of U.S. manufacturers that don't use either lean or Six Sigma methodologies

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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